Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu
Illustrated by Pablo Picasso (Spanish (worked in France), 1881–1973), Cut by Georges Aubert (French, 20th century), Author Honoré de Balzac (French, 1799–1850), Publisher Ambroise Vollard (French, 1867–1939), Printer Louis Fort (French, 20th century), Printer Aimé Jourde (French, 20th century)
Place of Publication: Paris, France
Artist & the Book 225; Geiser 123-35
Overall (book only): 33.3 x 26.6 x 3.5 cm (13 1/8 x 10 1/2 x 1 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with 13 etchings and 67 wood engravings
Not On View
(Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 1931) Folio; 66 leaves; unbound in original printed paper wraps (yellow cloth case).
Literary illustrations and decorative designs.
Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 1931
Galerie Gérald Cramer, Geneva, from whom purchased by MFA, January 9, 1947.
William A. Sargent Fund
© 2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.